Weather forecasters are tracking the possibility of a significant winter storm for the Mid-Atlantic region later this week, and the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for a region that includes the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas.
The warning begins Tuesday night and runs through Thursday morning. The NWS weather statement says four to eight inches of snow accumulation are possible, with the potential for significant snowfall in areas further west.
Johns Hopkins University is monitoring the approaching winter storm and will be assessing the potential for unsafe travel conditions. Should the weather result in a closure or delay, members of the university community will be notified by broadcast email, text message, online at the emergency notices page and jhu.edu, and via the Johns Hopkins emergency hotline.
All members of the university community are strongly encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts from the Johns Hopkins Emergency Alert system, as it delivers timely information during weather events and other emergencies. To register:
- visit my.johnshopkins.edu and log in using your JHED ID and password
- click on the "myProfile" icon in the upper left-hand side of the page
- click "edit" in the "Emergency Alerts" box on the right side of the page
- enter your information and agree to the terms of service
The Johns Hopkins emergency hotline can be reached at 410-516-7781 or, from outside the Baltimore area, 1-800-548-9004
Johns Hopkins remains on a normal schedule when possible, both because minimizing interruptions to teaching and research is a priority and because so many university employees and students are involved in patient care.